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- ' ' ' .1-1. ( 4 - , ... - , - - t'THB WORLD AGAINST StDC 1 - SOME BUSINESS PREFERRED, J Is the Motto of tbq Evening Democrat. . FOREIGN ADVERTISERS MUST: J " ' ' ' ': 6otttern State. v. , V. . 5 ' feY WILL N. HARBEJI. Z, ' Opening Chapters Saturday. I .The Democrat Is the People's Fapetin . ; Pay for Preferred Positions, 'v J . Or Remain Out of Our Columns. 1 WATERBURY, CONN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 1901 PRICE TWO CENTS. WOL XIV NO 3G ADDRESS TO JOB Prosecutor Shaw Began His Ar gument When Court Opened. ACCUSED MEN WERE HOPEFUL! ITue Usual Large CroTrd Was In At tendance To-day Testimony of Sev eral of the Witnesses Given Yester day Afternoon. Paterson, N. J., Jan 17. There was a large crowd gathered around the county court house to-day eagerly awaiting the close of the trial cf Wal ter C. McAllister. William A. Death and Andrew J. Campbell for the mur der of Jennie Bossc-liieter, a young silk mill employe. It was generally believed that a verdict would he reached by the jury before evening. The accused men were apparently more hopeful this morning than they have bueu at any time since the trial began. Before thev were taken from th jail to the court room they talked together and seemed to entertain the belief that their testimony of yester day had had a most favorable effect on the jury and that to-night or to morrow at the latest would see them once more at liberty. Both sides having rested last night, there remained only the summing up of the lawyers and the judge's charge to the jury. . Many prominent members of the Ney Jersey bar who are not connected with The case were present to witness the closing scenes of the great crim inal trial. As soon as court opened Assistant Prosecutor Ralph Shaw began his ad dress to the jury. He said that a death caused in the perpetration of a felouy constituted murder in the first degree. "We have learned," he continued, "that Jennie Bosschieter was not quite IS years old. She is entitled to the presumption that she was a virtuous, honest, upright girl. Ihere is no evi dence to the contrary. She was indus trious and healthy. Her physical con dition was such that she must have been able to take two or three drinks without bad effects. We have her in that condition on October 18th. On the evening of that day she came down town from her home at 9:30 o'clock and was seen talking to Campbell, one of the defendants, on Main street. She seemed to be excited and was heard to say 'Xo. no,' in answer to some so lieitation or reauest of Campbell's. She went to Saal's saloon. There she and Campbell were joined by Death, At the conclusion of Attorney Shaw's argument for the state Judge Scott began the first argument for the tieiense. tie saia tne state was enarg- ing an impossible crime and went into a general review of the ease. There was much prejudice afloat and the jury should act nly according t the evidence and not according to the sen timental views o fthe public. After McAllister had given his testi- money yesterday afternoon. Prosecutor Kmiey went at him like a bulldog His voice was harsh and he was met ciless in his questions. He begau bv asking McAllister in detail about his home and place of-business. The wit ness admitted he knew Saal well. "You have been living a 'sporty' life, haven t you the prosecutor asked. This was ruled out. The witness admitted that while he ' had known Jennie Bosschieter a loug time, she had not gone with him for two years before that fatal night. He denied that the girl had refused to go out with him or had said she did not desire his friendship. The girl al ways bowed.when she met him, McAl lister said. McAllister declared he had not sent any word to Kerr when he went into the side room. He had been there about half an hour, he said, before telephoning to Kerr. The bottle of champagne had been drunk then. "And you say you sent for the cab because Jennie was inebriated? "Yes, that's right." "What was her condition when you first saw her? "She had been drinking. She had then had two rounds of drinks. That's all I know of." "What did you order the carriage fotr' - - - "Well, Death wanted to get her Itome, and he didn't know I was going to do it. I told Death about this ar rangement I had with Kerr and that I had left him waiting." 'Well, it was Kerr woo came in and made the announcement that the car riage was there, wasn't it?" -Yes." 'Where- did you intend to go?" "We decided to drive out over the . road." "UJi, you nau. an agreement, tnen, a pre-arrangement as-to the ride, did you "Well, we decided to drive out and give her a little air." "How did Jennie get out to the car nage i" iShe walked." "'Did she know she was going for a drive t "lea, she made a remark as we - went out. She said: 'Now for a drive.' Su mumbled ic out. She had heard Vus talking about it in the room." ' V "Did It occur to you, then, that per--Tiaps It would be best to take her home?" "We did not want to take her home In that condition.'! "Yon all knew where she lived, didn't you?" . "Yes." - ' : McAllister couldn't recollect who : Iltted the girl out of the hack in the . woods or at the brook.. The party, the ' witness said, were at the- brook some time. The somd of a wagon caused - thm to put the girl In the back, as it .would not loo well to be Been wun a drunken woman, McAllister added. ATttaeM did not remember who sug ir- r od. sains far a doctor at the brook. t v rfhwi -was - fhlm- wceested?'' the -r asked. '-. Vci did sot teem to.'. revive T v t erwk." m --:fySw said when " i 's rtas in i v t "Y nbe j - When they left the brook, the wit ness said, he and Campbell sat in the back seat with the girl. They then drove direct to Dr Wylie. "You learned the girl was dead at Dr Townsend's, did you not?'' "Yes." "Then what did you do?" We started to take tlie aeaa gin home, but met some people ana de cided to go elsewhere." You hud intended to lay her on ner stoop, had you not?"' "Yes." "You did not want any one to see you. did you?" "No; we were nervous ana ei.cii.cu. "You were not responsible for tue irl's death, were you?" So. but we were J ngutenecl. "Why did you not go home in the most direct way : "I don't kuow. McAllister then admitted that he had given the haekmau $10 and told him to say nothing, but contradicted tliA statement of Saal, declaring that ho had not tuld the man to say noui insr in case a reward was offered. The witness said he knew nothing about a bottle being thrown from the wagon and could tell uothing about the girl's apparel. William A. Dealu succeeded -ue.u- lisler. He said he was 2-t years eld, married, and was an advertising agent. He said he was not a companion ot McAllister nor of Campbell. He knew Campbell better and went out with him occasionally. Death said he had known Jennie Bosschieter and had gone out with her several times. He had not seen Her, however, for some time betore tue night of her death. When he first saw her that night Jennie stood on tue curb in front of Kent's drug store. He said the gh'l told him she wanted to see him. She said something about taking a walk," said Death, "but I did not waut to walk with her on account of being married, so I turned to Andrew Camp bell and said, 'Jenuie wants to walk with me. You take her down to Saal's.' "At Saal's Jenuie said, 'I see you have got him.' We went into the sa loon, and Jennie said, 'why did jou marry her? Why did not you marry me?' I did not answer her. I walked into the back room. W hen we got there I said I did not think we thought enough of each other." "What abgut the drink:" asked counsel. "Well." said Death, "I said, ' hat will you have?' She took milk, l tooK beer and Andy had cider. Saal said he had no milk and Jennie said, "I'll have a cocktail then.' - Saal brought the drinks by the back way. He Had tne coc-Ktaii. ine uei-i and the cider. Then we , started to drink. Campbell said Walter McAllister was outside. Jennie next ordered one absinthe frappe. Andy had a cirgar or cider, I don't know whien. 1 went outside and saw .ucaiua- ter." told him to come in. and he went back with me. A e sat down tnen and started to drink. Jennie drank her absinthe. McAllister ordered cham pagne. He pushed the button and said, 'Bring us a bottle of wine.' Walter uncorked the bottle and four glasses were brought in. e all drank. Jennie drank two or tiiree glasses of champagne. She was drunk. She threw her arms about McAllister's neck and seemed to get worse. I did not want to take her home in that condition. It was suggested that we take her out for an airing. Then the ric came. The remainder ot nis story as to what was done agreed exactly with McAllister's. He denied flatly that he had made a confession to the police or had ever said. "She certainly got the dope thrown into her." What he did say, he swore, was, "She got dopey after drinking the absinthe." Death said he would not talk 1o Jen nie on the street because he had been Tn-iri-ieil -the month before and was nfmid hi wife would hear of it Camnbell. the third witness, also was cool. On that evening he said he had gone down town about S o clock, lie met Jennie Bosschieter and -Death Jennie said to Death: '1 am going up the street. Will, and when I come hnr-k I'd like to talk to you.' She went no the street and returned shortly Then Death said to me:" 'You know I nm married and I don't like to tails here. I'd like to take her down to Saal's.' She took a pin out or ills lie and said. 'I won't give you this back unless vou sro with me; rnmnbell said Jennie, as slie walked down to Saal's with the witness, kept looking back as though to see whether Death was coinm "We kept on to the saloon and there met Death." he continued. Then Death told of the meeting wit! McAllister and the ordering of the drink3. Ha said McAllister told him ho had an appointment with Kerr, but th.it Kerr did not appear. . "Jennie said for me to ask 'Mac' in, said tue witness. ue ssaiu, nus n good fellow, and I may want him to give me a jou. Jennie oruered ao sinthe and whiskey, a favorite drink with her." "When McAllister ordered the cham pagne," continued Campbell, " he said it wotdd liven her up. Jennie dranir two glasses." "After that, what happened?" Mr Dunn asked. ' "Well, Jennie didn't seem to get any better, so McAllister told us about the hack and suggested that we take her for a drive fo sober her up." Campbell said he left the - saloon, thinking there were enough persons to take care of the girl. He got into the cab, however, when McAllister asked him to. Telling of the stop in the Rock road, the witness corroborated the testimony o'f his fellow - defend ants. "Did any of you 111 treat Jennie?" Mr Dunn asked. , "None whatever," Campbell replied. "Did yon hear any one, or did you yourself Invite the hackman to ill treat the girl?". . : M - ."Xo." emDhatically. The witness then reviewed the visit to the brook and the drive to Dr Town send's office. After learning that the girl was dead' they went to the Hock road, left her there and drove back to town. ' " ''At the saloon was anything put in I the Uqoqr JeDnle drank?" Mr mnnn I fts"". , 'v '" ' ' -' " tlx."- ' - Prosecutor Emley endeavored to have Campbell acknowledge that he had made a confession to the police, but was unsuccessful. Saloonkeeper Saal was called to coroborate the testimony as to .the drinks ordered, and after that his place on the stand was taken by Dr Charles J. Latham of this city. He qualified as an expert and said ab sinthe in large quantities on an empty stomach would produce collapse. Prof Horace C. Vaudenburg de scribed his analysis of the embalming fluid and the finding of some of the re-agents ot chloral hydrate. This closed the defense, and in re buttal Prosecutor limley recalled the detectives, who reaffirmed that Death had confessed to them. Then the case was ready for the jury. - DEADLOCK AT DELAWARE. Several States Voted for Senators Xo Election in Some Places. Dover, Del, Jan 17. The general as sembly met in joint sessiou yesterday and again voted for two United States senators one for the rull term begin ning on March 4, the other for the un- xpired term of four years. The vote ractically was the sumo as in sepa- te session Tuesday, the twenty-nine republicans again dividing ou botu propositions. The ballot lor the long term was as follows: ixenuey, demo crat, 23; Addicks, uu5on republican, 1U; Du Pont, republican, 8; scattering republicans 4. For the short term: Saulsbury. democrat, 22; Addicks, uu- on republican, lli; .Richards, republi can, 1); scattering republicans and dem ocrats. 4; absent, 1 regular republican. Necessary to choice, 2t. Prior to the members meeting in joint session a pe tition signed by the sixteen union re publicans! and evidently having the ap proval of Mr Addicks. was placed in the hands of the regular republicans. The petition suggested that both fac tions unite and vote for Addicks for the long term and Du Pont for the short term. An early reply was re quested. That the Du Pont faction are opposed to such a move was indi cated when the ballot was taken soon afterward. The vote on joint ballot to-day for two United States senators showed by little change from that of yesterday, in the deadlock that has re sulted over the strained relations of the republicans. Lincoln, Xeb, Jan 17. The legisla ture iu joint session yesterday ballot ed for senator with the following re sult: Allen, fusion, 5: W. H. Thomp son, fusion, 58; Crounz, 10; Currie, 20; iiamer, !: Jlinshaw. IS: Meikleiohn. C Untnirntn. 1 1 . T 171 rr-1 2; balance scattering. Springfield. HI, Jau 17 Samuel AI- schuler of Aurora, who ran for govern or on the democratic ticket in the re cent election, yesterday was nominat ed for United States senator by a cau cus of the democratic minority in the legislature. Nashville. Tenn, Jan 17. The legis lature in joint convention yesterday elected E. A . Carmack United States senator for the term beginning March 4, 1901. Columbia. S. C, Jan 17. The gener al assembly yesterday unanimously re elected B. R. Tilman United States senator to succeed himself. TO COURT ON STRETCHER. oman Who Asks $20,000 Damages Bears Testimony to Railway Injury. Newark, Jan 17. Lying on a stretch er and attended by a nurse, Mrs Annie Bennett was a witness yesterday iu a suit she had brought against " the North Jersey Street Railway Co for S20.000 damages for injuries she re ceived in a crash of trolley cars on October 35. Her testimony was given in so low a voice that the court sten ographer had to leave his usual! place, and sit close beside her. She sai that while she was employed in an awning shop in Market street she left for home one evening iu a west-bound Market street trolley car. At the foot of the hill beside the court house another car, backing down the hill, crashed into the ear in which she was riding. She was thrown to the floor with great violence. She left the car and walked home, but was compelled to rest a number of times on the way. She kept feeling worse and when she got home collapsed completely. A doctor who was called iu found that her legs were partly paralyzed. Since then, she said, she had been unable to walk and had been broken down in health. Miss Ida Tuttle. the nurse, also gave testimony as to the disas trous effect of the accident on Mrs Bennett's system. INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS. New Haven, Jan 17. The meeting of the grand lodge, A. B. and F. M., came to a close this morning with the installation of the officers elected last night. Tast Grand Master Luke A. Lock wood presided at the installation. Following the ceremony came the an nual meeting of the' Masonic Charity foundation, at which reports were re ceived from the superintendent, John O. Rowlands, Secretary John H. Bar low and Treasurer Miles W.' Graves. The following were the officers elected and installed: President, Luke -A. Lockwood of Riverside; vice-president, John H. Barlow of Hartford; treas urer. Miles W. Graves of Hartford; board of managers. Luke A. Lock wood, Henry O. Warner of Kew Mil ford, Fred S. Stevens of Bridgeport, David R. Allen of New Haven, Miles W, Graves, John H. Barlow, Lucius P. Doming of Xew HaVen, W. It. Hig by of Bridgeport and W. B. Halle of Wallingford. . , ; ' , HASN'T LOOKED AT DEMOCRATS. Evidently Speaker Light, of the house of representatives at Hartford, regards that part of the house in which the democratic members are seated as the frigkl zone.' Repre sentative Donahue, of Derby, saiil last night that the honorable speaker had not as yet condescended to even look toward th democratic Ide . of the house. '-..''':.: : . "' - .. . . , PROMINENT RESIDENT DEAD. ; Hartford. Jan" 17. John M. Fair field, 53 years of age; a prominent resi- I dent of Hartford, died at his home f here thla morning of consnmntlon. He. loaves a widow and one ton. ' IT Kitchener Says 3000 of Them Have Gathered There. Stores Looted at Aberdeen by the Boers lieport That De Wqt Has Crossed the Vaal Another Quo Mounted on Table Mountain Block house Queen Victoria Will ray for the P.oom. London, Jan 17. General Kitchen er, telegraphing from Pretoria under date of January Hi, says the concen tration of V,V0V Boers at Carolina (Transvaal) is reported. He adds that Colville's Mobile col umn was engaged near Van Tondes Hoek. The Boers were driven oil with hen vy loss. Three hundred Boers entered Aber deen yesterday, loote'd the stores and retired ou the arrival of a hundred British infantry. Capo Town, Jan 17. An additional gun has been mounted in a blockhouse on Table mountain. The absence of news from the northwestern districts of the eoloriy is causing anxiety iiere, as the disloyal Dutch are very numer ous in that section. The News, one of the Afrikander bond papers, is tndeav- oring to discredit the official report of i lie outrages on the peace envoys by General De Wet. Manchester. Jau 17. The Guardian learns that the depression which af fceted the queen during the early stages of the war in South Africa has returned. Nice, Jan 17. Queen Victoria's op 1 ion on rooms here expired Tuesday She will pay 75,000 francs for the rooms whether she comes here or not, Pretoria, Jan 17. Koekkoemoer, a Boer, who took the oath of neutrality, was yesterday found guilty at Johan nesburg of having arms in his posses sion and was sentenced to death. Xo reports of fighting had been received yesterday. Pretoria is full of troops who are gettiDg ready for further op erations. Vancouver, B. C, Jan 17. A private cable dispatch received her says that T. B. Spring, whose wife lives in this city, has been hanged in Pretoria for giving information regarding the Brit ish movements to the Boers. Two years ago Spring deserted his wife and children here, eloping to Australia with his wife's sister. When the couple reached Sydney Spring deserted the woman and joined a corps of volun teers for South Africa. London, Jan 17. A report has been received from Johannesburg that Gen eral De Wet. has crossed the Vaal and joined forces with the Transvaal com mandoes. If true, this probably means 1he concentration of 7,000 Boers, with several guns, for another big attempt There is a rumor current iu Cape Town that several Boer leaders are urging an attack upon the mines. I has long been understood that Gen eral De Wet lias been anxious to join the invaders in Cape Colony, and this rumor may be spread to cover an at tempt to break southward. The response to the government's can tor volunteers is said to be very biisk iu botli London and the prov rices. Deleusive measures m South Africa proceed apace. Seven thousand men have joined the city guard in Cape Town, and 3,000 others have vol unteered in the suburbs. An addi tional big gun has been mounted on Tal.de mountain. A small Boer commando entered Sutherland, cut the telegraph wires looted the stores and tnen proceeded northward. According to the Cape Town . correspondent of the Daily Mail, the Boers occupied Aberdeen, seventy miles north of Grail' Reinet, Tuesday. Beunet Burleigh, who has returned to Cape Town, sends to the Daily Telegraph an enigmatical dispatch, dated January 10, saying: "All our sol diers, whether from Orange River col ony or the Transvaal, look the picture of health; and it is hoped that the end is steadily coming nearer. The few re cent successes ot the Boor ure annoy ing. Twenty thousand reinforcements have arrived and they -are in camp in Cape Colony. The rider are six miles east of the town, and pre being pressed by our troops." This presumably means that Lord Kitchener has seur, 20,000 men into Cape Colony. BOERS WILL NEVER GIVE IX. Captain Kassell's Lecture In Brooklyn Stirs Up a. Large Audience. New York, Jan 17. Captain John A. Hasseil, who distinguished himself as an American scout in the Boer army and who has been lecturing through the country for the benefit, of the Boer sufferers, got an enthusiastic recep tion from a large audience last night at Association hall in Fulton street, Brooklyn.. His championship of the Boer cause from start to finish met with an immediate and sympathetic tsppense, and the names of Paul Kruger, President Steyn, Cronje, De Wet and other Boer heroes of the South African war were greeted with ringing cheers. Captain Ilassell de voted an hour in reviewing the his tory of the Boers, from their first appearance in South Africa until the breaking out of the present war and then illustrated many of the -stirring scenes of the conflict -with stereopti- Kcou views. These are some ot ins remarks wnicn evoked the outbursts of applause: "Do any of von believe that the Boer is conquerable? He Is not. He stands a giant among men and Is to-day furnish ing the world with one. of the finest lessons In heroism. The Boer is the highest moral living man in the world. I thank God for the opportunity I had for striking a Wow for such a noble canse and alongside of such noble ex ponents of human liberty." " " "The Boers stand alone to-day a little over" 10.000 .-men against the power of the united - British Empire. They are still Auditing and , the v will nata they, dte.' DEATH OF RALPH T WARD. He .Was a Member of the High . School Class of 1001.- After a brief illness of typhoid fever, Ralph T. Ward, Jr, aged lt, sou of Mr and Mrs Ralph T. Ward, of 10S Central avenue, dieil at 9 o clock last evening. Every effort was . made to save his life by trained nurses and the best skill of physicians,, but the ravages of the dread disease brought deatn very suddenly. Ralph Ward's death is a severe blow not only to his parents but to a host of friends to whom he had endeared himself in this city. Besides his parents lie leaves two older brothers, married and living n Lynn, Mass, who arrived here to il Lyma, Mass, who arrived here to day -to remain until after the funeral services. Ralph Ward was a member of the class of l'.M)l of the High school and was one of the popular students of that Institution. Of that character and nature which is so well expressed in the words of a famous writer, "Sound u the noble parts and free from every taint, of perfidy, of cruelty, of in gratitude, of envy," he won a com manding position among his class mates. A horn athlete, he was al ways interested in all kinds of ath letics both at the High school and at the Y. M. C. A. He was the man ager of the High school football team last season and played quarterback on the team the previous year. He has also been a member of the basketball and baseball teams of the local High chool. For many months Ralph Ward has acted as office assistant for evening work at the Young Men's Christian association building. He was also prominent iu Y. M. C. A. athletics and in various ways had assisted Physical Director Shoemaker in the work of the association gymnasium,' especially the conduct of the boys' classes, be sides teaching the boys' Bible class Saturday morning. He was also active ly identified with the First Methodist church ot this city and had taugnt a class of boys in the Sunday school for some time. Since he came to this city with his parents a little over two years ago from Lynn, Mass, where he had also been a leader among young men of his age, he had become one of the most popular and highly es teemed young, men in the city. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home and at the Methodist church at 2:30. Rev Mr Hanna will deliver an eulogy over his remains. A meeting of the High school class of 1901 was held this morning im mediately after the opening of the school session. Principal Stephen W. Wilby presiding. A committee con sisting of the Misses Emma Manville and Edna Johnson and Fred Xuhn, John Hayes and Dennis Murray, was appointed to make the necessary arrangements- for the class to attend the funeral iu a body and also to offer the condolence of members of the class to the bereaved parents of their dead classmate. Suitable floral offer ings will also be procured. The Boys' Glee club of the High school in the organization of which Ralph Ward was a prime mover, anil the Girls' Glee club will attend the funeral in a body. They also will send floral offerings. The flag of the High school was at half mast to-day as a token of respect to Ralph Thatcher Ward, Jr. BOTH LEGS CRUSHED. John r. Ilackett Will Have to Lose Both Limbs. New Haven, Jan 17. John P. Hack ett, a young man about 20 years of agediviiig at S3 Eddy street, while try ing to board a freight train in the cut this morning on the Berkshire divis ion of the Consolidated, road, fell un der the wheels and both of his legs below the kuee were crushed into a jelly. ARRESTED FOR ARSON1. Bristol, Jan 17. Maggie .Carroll, aged 17, was arrested her this morn iug, charged with attempt at arson. According to the police. Miss Carroll, who is employed at the M. L. Bird & Son's company, was caught while fix ing a number of matches in some cot ton. There have been a number of fires in the factory or late and they believe that she is responsible. She was brought iulo court to-day and hound over to the uext term of the su perior court under bonds of $1,500. TWO DIVIDENDS DECLARED.. New York, Jan 17. The directors of the Nov.- York, Chicago and St Louis Tlnilrnnd coumanv have declare 1 a dividend of 2 nor cent on its second preferred stock, also the-rc gular annual dividend of 5 per cent on its nrst Plc f.r-pd otrick. Xo dividend was de clared on the second preferred stock last y?ar. t WEATHER REPORT Washington, Jan 17. For Connecti cut: Fair and colder to-night; fair Friday, colder in east portion; north west 'winds, brisk on coast. .Weather notes: . Cloudy weather prevails generally from the Mississip pi river eastward to the coast Pleas ant weather prevails from the Missis sippi river westward to the Rocky mountains. Light rain has fallen in the past twenty-four hours on the south Atlantic coast ana light snow or rntn in the I.nkn rt rion and New Eng land. Ther has been a fall in tem perature of 10 and 20 degrees in the central sections. Barom. Tern. W. Weo, Bismark . Boston ... Buffalo .. Cincinnati Chicago .. Denver-. . Helena . . . 30)0 . ... .29.00 ....29.70 29.S8 ...'.80.00 . . . .30.40 ....30.42 28 40 20 22 12 20 38 50 28 40 39 40 40 W Cloudy AV Cloudy W Cloudy NW Cloudy NW Cloudy S 1 Clear W Cloudy Jacksonville ". . .29.78 S Cloudy Kansas City . 30.28 Nantucket ....29.08 New Haven . .2&.C8 New Orleans. .30.12 New York ....29.70 NW Sno SW Cloudy SW PtCldy N Clear W' Cloudy Northfleld . . . .29.00 ' 30 Pittsburg ....29.78 32 St Louis .w-SOiO -28 St Taut 38 32 4 Washington ..29.72 40 etteras'i...v.49J0 68 S Cloudy NW Cloudy NW Cloudy N Clear NW Cloudy SW PtCldy; BRITISH STEAMER WRECKED. The Wreck Occurred In the Indian Ocean and Twenty-four Were Lost. Port Louis. Island of Mauritus, Jau 17. The British steamer Kaisari (of 1,570 tons, which sailed from Bangoon, November 25, for Reunion) has been wrecked at Reunion. Twenty-live of the persons on board the vessel, includ ing the captain, lost their lives. Reunion is an island in the Mascar ene group, Indian ocean, forming a French colony. The disaster to the Kaisari may have been due to the hurricane, which swept over the island January 12, causing a number of vessels to be driven ashore. TEAMS IX BIG LEAGUE, May Join the Southeastern in a Short Time. The followiug from the Brockton Enterprise sounds a little bit curious down here in. Connecticut: A meeting of the Southeastern league was held in Boston yesterday. The East Weymonths' rlns is occupied the latter part of this treek, and Thursday night the Brocktons will be unable to play their game there. An extra home game will be given the East Weymouths next week. Mr Au fort, the former manager of the Springfield-Meriden combination, and .je-iiu Jacques ot Waterbury were at the meeting. From them the assem bled magnates gathered a tip that the National league may cease operations within a week or two, and that some of the Xational league teams may then come into this league. One will prob ably be stationed at Salem, and per haps two others will go to other cit ies to be admitted to this league. MURDERER XOT CAUGHT. The Person Killed Pedlar Weisbard Is Still at Large. Xew York, Jan 17. Although a large force of detectives and policemen were at work on the case all night, the mur derer or murderers of Meyer Weis bard, the jewelry pedlar whose body was found yesterday in a trunk, no arrests had been made up to 10 o'clock to-day. Captain Titus said there is little in the story that he and his men are look ing for a man said to be an Italian who was a customer of Weisbard. The man is reported to have tieen treated badly by Weisbard, and there is soto talk that he may have contemplated revenge. Titus said he knew the man and where he was but would not teli if he intended sending for him. ZION CITY LACEMAKERS. Liverpool, Jan 17. The Dominion line steamer Xew England, which sails for Boston to-day, will take another party of lacemakers bound for Zion City, Wis. They are understood to be going out under the auspices of John Alexander Dowie, the Zionist leader. CITY NEWS. John Brickel of Wall avenue, the genial clerk at Casey's drug store on Baldwin street, is confined to his home witn a severe attack of the grip. Miss Helena J. Hayden, stenogra pher in the office of Superintendent of Schools Tinker, is unable to attend to her duties owing to a slight illness. There will be another rehearsal this evening of tlie ladies' minstrels, who ire to appear at the annual fair of St Patrick's parish. Every member is re quested-to be present. Mrs Thomas J. Tyrrell of Maple street, who has been on the sick list for the past week or so is convalescin and it is expected that she will soon be restored to her usual good health John, the 3 months' old son of Mr and Mrs James Klrby of 25 South street, died this morning. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 2 o clock with interment iu Calvary cemetery. The officers of Court Cecilia M. Quig- ley, I. O. F., were installed last night by Senator William Kennedy of Nau- gatuek, high-chief ranger of the order in this state. Hereafter the court will meet the first and third Thursdays of each month m Johnson hall. The first annual exhibit of the Nau gatuck Valley Poultry, Pigeon and Pet Stoc-w association given in City hall last. week was a great success as a show, but unfortunately the receipts did not meet the expenses. It c-ost about. $900 and the receipts was $50 less than thr.t. The will of the- late Mrs Bridget Kel ly of North Elm street was filed for probate this -afternoon. The estate, which consists of a dwelling house on Pond street, is left to her son, Patrick R. Kelly, North Elm street, and her daughter, Mrs Matilda Ferguson. In an interesting match last evening at the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium, the Y. M. C. A. bowling team defeated the Torrington bowling team by the close score of 2,223 to- 2,221. The individu al scores follow: Waterbury. Jaeger 480, Barnes 380, Humphrey 458. Piatt 422. Bostwick 4i .. total Torring ton, Morris 559, Zeiner 402. Allen 459, Foster 3.4, Smiley 300, total 2,221. Speaker Light evidently believes in the theory that to the victor belongs the spoils, for not a democrat will be allowed to intrude his presence on the judiciary committee of the legisla ture. If Speaker Light can select all republicans for his committee what is to prevent the board of public safety of this city from appointing all .democrats on the police forco A pleasant1 fsoeiai evening was en joyed by the. members of class B of the Y. M. C. A. juniors last evening. An excellent, program Jiad been ar ranged forfthe occasion. The evening's festivities were opened by the singing of selections-by all present, which was followed by a word contest to see who. could compose the, most words from the letters contained m "waterDury'im live minutes. : Forty-four words ! wsk the best record. A violin duet by the Tompkins brothers, with Howard Bar bour as accompanist, was excellently rendered and the young artists had to respond to several encores. Selections on the graphaphone, a drawing room tame and selections by the Y. M. C. A. male trio concluded the evening's pro gram, iteiresnmenxs weirecjerYea aur- ing the evening. LILLEY'S LUCK 1 Secured a Berth on an Inv portant Committee. - - it CHAIRMAN WAS HIS AMBITION. The Railroad Committee Was the Goal Which Many Members Sought Representative Guilfoile's Commit tee, Revision of the Statutes, Will Have Plenty of Work Local Law yets Hsve Their Ears to the Ground. Representative George L. Lilley is considered the luckiest member in the lower house for one of his experience in politics, and it is hinted that if he had had the slightest idea of the great fortune in store for him he would have . run up against McLean for governor. Whatever political star Mr Lilley was born under, it certainly was a. lucky one. It is iot denied at the Capitol that had be been a lawyer instead of a. layman he would have reached the. . goal of his ambition, the chairmanship of the committee on railroads. But -not having been one lie had to make way for one that was, Mr Walsh oU Greenwich. .... But. Mr Lilley, with the halo of in-i -nocenee around him that distinguishes the novice from the professional is under the' impression that his defeat for tho place was due to Sam Fessen den of Stamford, because Mr Lilley is an ailherent of the cause Fyler, who is Mr Fessenden's particular political foe. This misapprehension on, the part of Mr Lilley is the connecting link that binds him to the ways of the commonor; the last trait of the men, developing into the professional politti cian. Mr Lilley wonders what he did not long ago discover the enchantment in politics. He does not attribute his lack of foresight to a study of 1 the question of town roads or cow paths, though it is said that if all went to all it would be shown that he does actual ly know more about the bovine species than about roads or by paths. How ever, all paths to him lead now to fame and political eminence and he has made up his mind, that if he does not run for governor two years hence someone will have a problem on his hands. . J - The talk of the state is the snubbing; the few democrats in both houses got from the speaker, who it is evident , will not become a shining Light Mi Light is said to be a trolley man and -Mr Lilley is of the same brand. They find a mutual fault with the system as it is at present; it does not go fast enough for them. Mr Lillev only - wants to be allowed to show how a trolley car should be run and he will make electricity fly. The Consolidated road he would tumble into the various rivers whose banks it fringes. One of the arguments that Mr Lilley will put up to the Consolidated road is why it does not bring beer to Vt aterhury at a lower rate. - Another one is said to be that he will endeavor to bring the Consolidated to see the profit there would be in running two . express trains between ; this city and New Y'ork once a day. There is a general idea that this can be done, in view.- of the threatened conflict between steam and electricity before the conii mittee on railroads. . ' - Representative Guilfoile of this city! is on one of the most important com mittees in tlie house, the committee, on revision of the statutes. This body. will have big work to do. It. will re vise all the public acts passed . sinca 18SS. At the last general assembly a commission was appointed for this work and the committee of which Mn -Guilfoile is a member will become uj part of that commission. Local republican lawyers are be ginning to prick up tneir ears ion sounds from the legislature. They ares waiting to hear which ,way the wind blows regarding the promised over- throw ot Prosecutor Bronson of thrt -. city court and tlie efforts that will be made to down Prosecutor Durant of tlie citv court. However the gamo stands relative to Mr Durant. Mr Bron son is said to be a "goner", without doubt. Attorneys Peasley and Pierce are the most eager for those expected sounds from the Capitol. Unless Judge Oowell promises to give Mr Bronson his walking papers he will be given hit own and eitner Air .feasiey or .-All" - Pierce will hereafter sit on the district . court bench. There is more than rumor to this statement for '-" Judge? Cowell has already seen the hand writiug on the wall and he has taken off his coat and gone to work to hav - himself retained. Such an easy thing as $3,000 a year for judge of the dis trict court, cannot be picked up at every general assembly and as tho prosecutor in that court . receives"" $1,500 for far less work it is considerf. ed the fattest office in New Haven county. The work of the prosecuting; attorney of the district court tha whole year through-could be crammed with ease into one month or less, whiln the city court prosecutor works every; day in the year for only ?500 more, i . BANK OF ENGLAND. -London, Jau 17. The weekly state ment of the Bank of England shows the following changes: Total reserve. increased, 1,941,000; circulation, de ereased, 380.000; bullion, increased, r -i t HDD. . . l . :.: i 1.172,000; other tleposits,' decreased, 1.919,000; public deposits, increased, 75,000; notes reserve, increased, 1 927,000. Government securities, de creased, 2,580,000.- The , proportion of the Bank of England's reserve to . liability is 38.90 per cent. - Last weeb it was 33.91 per cent. Rate of - dm-, count unchanged at 5 per cent. V GERMAN SHIPS RESCUED1. ; Seattle, Wash, Jan 17-The German ship Flottbek, which nas seen lying j in a dangerous position among tho.' reefs of Cape Flattery, was .rescue yesterday by the tugs wanderer and , Taccma. Great dimeulty was ex-, perlenced in extricating the vessel fiom the rocks. , '. . --. ; . . . . - . - ARRIVAL OP STEAMERS.' - f New York, Jan 17. Arrived: S tea IB ers Manhanset from Leltn, CaledonI J from Liverpool. . ' - - " Boston, i Jan 17. Arrived: SImjHmh Wlnlf redlan. from Hveroool: Sh" t$ AiaSj Uum Glasgow, - y'f r i-'i J 4--V .. 1 .